Overuse of antibiotics as a key driver to antibiotic resistance in Morocco: A short review with potential solutions

  • Amine Ousaid Doctor
  • Jaouad Akrim
  • Youssef Khayati

Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health challenge, which has accelerated by the overuse of antibiotics worldwide. Increased antimicrobial resistance is the cause of severe infections, complications, longer hospital stays and increased mortality. Steps must be taken to reverse the damage that has already been done and prevent further resistance from developing. This work will examine the context and societal situations that led to this acceptance of antibiotic overuse and misuse seen in both health care professionals and the public, the biochemical and genetic pathways that allow a microbe to develop drug resistance, the consequences that could follow if this trend of antibiotic overuse is allowed to continue and the various methods and solutions that have been suggested to prevent and reverse this problem.

Published
May 12, 2020
How to Cite
OUSAID, Amine; AKRIM, Jaouad; KHAYATI, Youssef. Overuse of antibiotics as a key driver to antibiotic resistance in Morocco: A short review with potential solutions. The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, may 2020. ISSN 2174-9094. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/IAJAA/article/view/2368>. Date accessed: 25 jan. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/843.
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